Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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  • Mon, March 29, 2021 2:00 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Minnesota State Bar Association's (MSBA) Bench & Bar publication is seeking submission of ideas around practicing and forging careers in law. One of Bench & Bar's top goals for 2021 is to bring a more diverse group of authors to the magazine to make equity a focus. Please contact Steve Perry (sperry@mnbars.org) if you have ideas or questions, or would like to arrange a time to talk.

  • Mon, March 29, 2021 1:58 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) is seeking applications for several leadership opportunities for its various committees, with the goal of seeing increased representation from historically marginalized communities in these roles. For more information or to apply, please click here.


  • Fri, March 26, 2021 7:17 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join the American Constitutional Society (ACS) Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter for a series of panel discussions that will dive into the Derek Chauvin trial. Panelists include A.L. Brown (Capitol City Law Group, LLC), John Marti (Dorsey & Whitney LLP), Mark Osler (University of St. Thomas School of Law), and Rasheen Tillman (Tillman Law Firm). The panel will be moderated by Saraswati Singh (Ramsey County Attorney's Office and ACS Member and Next Generation Leader).

    The first event of this series will start Friday, March 26, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT. The first session will focus on the charges and jury selection. Additional sessions will continue every other week on April 9, April 23, May , and May 14.

    For additional information or to register, please click here.

  • Wed, March 24, 2021 3:47 PM | Stephanie Chen (Administrator)

    Join a roundtable discussion hosted by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison about short-and-long-term solutions, raise areas of collaboration, info about what each speaker's representative organization is currently doing that works, and what more the organization could do, legislative advocacy, community outreach, and more in stopping hate against the AAPI community.

    Speakers include: Attorney General Keith Ellison, Anders Folk (U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota), Michael Paul (FBI Special Agent in Charge), Rebecca Lucero (Commissioner of Human Rights), John Choi (Ramsey County Attorney), Bo Thao-Urabe (Executive Director, Coalition of Asian American Leaders), Sia Her (Executive Director, Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans), Foung Hawj (Minnesota State Senator), Fue Lee (Minnesota State Representative), Mitra Jalali (St. Paul City Councilmember), Nelsi Yang (St. Paul City Councilmember), Dr. Rose Chu (Roseville Area School Board Director), Ma Manee Moua (Attorney, Moua Law Office, PA), and Nu Vang (Vice President, Hmong Bar Association).

    For more information or to submit questions, please click here.

  • Mon, March 22, 2021 1:29 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Nominations and Governance Committee of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers is accepting applications to serve on its Board of Directors for a 3-year term beginning July 1, 2021. Applicants should be interested in and committed to the mission and purpose of LCL.

    For additional information, please click here or contact Joan Bibelhausen at jbibelhausen@mnlcl.org, 651-646-5590.

  • Mon, March 22, 2021 1:29 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Minnesota Asian Safety Squad is a recently launched initiative to provide community patrols and individual escorts to guard vulnerable Asian Minnesotans against racist violence, with priority going to the elderly. Please click here for more information, to volunteer, or to request an escort.

  • Mon, March 22, 2021 1:28 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join Mitchell Hamline School of Law and MNAPABA member Judge Vuelo of the Second Judicial District for a panel discussion about judicial clerkships and how to prepare to become a judicial clerk. The discussion will be followed by an opportunity for small group discussion with the panelists. Both law students and lawyers are welcome.

    Panelists include: Justice Anne McKeig (Minnesota Supreme Court), Justice Paul Thissen (Minnesota Supreme Court), Judge John Rodenberg (Minnesota Court of Appeals), Judge Jamie Cork (First Judicial District), and Judge JaPaul Harris (Second Judicial District). Judge Vuelo will be moderating the discussion. To register, please click here.

  • Mon, March 22, 2021 1:27 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join Minnesota Women Lawyers and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association for an important conversation about the U.S. Congress's recently enacted Savanna's Act. Savanna's Act is a law requiring the U.S. Department of Justice to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing or murdered Native Americans.

    Panelists Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn, and Professor Sarah Deer will discuss the provisions of Savanna's Act, its intended impacts, and how our communities can address this important justice issue. The panel will be moderated by Arielle Wagner, President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association and attorney at Lockridge Grindal Nauen. For more information or to register, please click here.

  • Mon, March 22, 2021 1:27 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The Minnesota State Bar Association Labor and Employment Section invites law students to a panel on diverse career paths within the field of labor/employment on over Zoom, moderated by local plaintiff's attorney, MSBA section council member, and MNAPABA member, Ben Kwan.

    There will also be job postings with a number of legal employers posting opportunities and informational interview openings in a virtual "Posting Parade" at the event, including some opportunities exclusive to this event. For more information or to register, please click here.

    Employers with opportunities to share in the "Posting Parade" should email Ben Kwan at ben@hallerkwan.com to be included.


  • Mon, March 22, 2021 1:26 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Join the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) for a public event to hear from leaders and community members about anti-Asian racism occurring in Minnesota and nationwide. Speakers include: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, MDHR Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, CAAL Network & Executive Director Bo Thao-Urabe, and others. Please click here to register or for more information.


    This event is hosted by the Asian Minnesotan Alliance for Justice (AMAJ), a collective of Asian American organizations dedicated to fighting for solidarity and justice in MN. The organizations hosting this event include: Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP), Asian Media Access (AMA), CAPI-USA, Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL), Filipinx for Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice Minnesota (FIRM), India Association of Minnesota (IAM), Japanese American Citizens League - Twin Cities (JACL), National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) - St. Cloud Chapter, Release MN8, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (RISE), SEWA-AIFW, The Southeast Asian Diaspora (SEAD) Project, TaikoArts Midwest, Theater Mu, Transforming Generations, Vietnamese Social Services (VSS).

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